Contender (noun)

  1. A person or thing that competes with others for a prize or a position.
  2. A person who is likely to win or succeed in a competition or struggle.


From the middle english contending, meaning "to contest, struggle", from the latin contendere, meaning "to strive, contest".


  1. He was a strong contender for the championship.
  2. The company was a serious contender in the market.
  3. The new product was a contender for the award.
  4. She was a top contender for the job.
  5. The team was a strong contender for the title.
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